The One Must-Have Gift

American Pastors Network: Remember the Real Message
of Christmas Amid the Hustle and Bustle

 Still in the early weeks of December, the hustle and bustle of Christmastime has already begun. Baking and shopping, parties and family gatherings, even some snow shoveling and windshield scraping. 

But the American Pastors Network (APN, reminds Christians everywhere to remember that in the mist of all the activity and shopping, there is truly only one must-have gift. 

“Christmastime brings with it a sense of joy and celebration. But let us not forget the greatest gift ever given, Jesus Christ,” said Sam Rohrer, President of APN. “As James 1:17 reminds us, ‘Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights.’ Our culture has become so overrun with the need to ‘give the perfect gift,’ but the truth is that the most perfect gift, Jesus, has already been given to us. As we are in the midst of Advent – of this waiting season – this is a wonderful message for all of us to remember, the Good News of Jesus Christ.”

Rohrer recently urged Christians to approach Christmas with God’s view in mind in the daily American Pastors Network one-minute “Stand in the Gap” radio feature, titled “Christmas Starts with Redemption.”

“What does Christmas mean to you?” asked Rohrer. “At creation, when God created man and gave him life, he planned to give him even more—a Redeemer. You see, the Christmas gift promised at creation was a demonstration of the love and mercy of God to a fallen and sinful race. ‘For God so loved that world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ Because He loves us, the Son of God, Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Creator, lowered Himself to become like the created—wholly God yet wholly man. Christmas should be all about the Redeemer, Jesus Christ.”


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